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SPRING CLEANING JUST AHEAD (invisalign xenia)

by Lee Anne Austria on March 21, 2019 , Comments Off on SPRING CLEANING JUST AHEAD (invisalign xenia)

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Happy Spring Equinox! Now that winter is finally over, do you start to think about spring-cleaning your house? Not only is this a great time of year to take care of that dreaded chore, it’s also the perfect time to freshen up your smile! Regular dental cleanings are so important to the health of not only your teeth but in the fight against periodontal (gum) disease. This is especially important for patients with or at risk for chronic systemic diseases. We consistently educate our patients about the links between periodontal disease and conditions like stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Here is a different angle to consider:
A study titled “The Mouth – the Missing Piece to Overall Health and Lower Medical Costs” included data on average yearly medical cost savings and reduced hospital stays for patients who followed through on periodontal treatment and maintenance versus those who did not. The results are striking so here is a summary:

ANNUAL MEDICAL COST SAVINGS:
$5681 – for patients with cerebral vascular disease (stroke)
$1090 – for patients with heart disease
$2840 – for patients with diabetes
$2433 – for women who were pregnant

ANNUAL HOSPITALIZATION REDUCTIONS (not applicable to women who were pregnant)
21.2% for patients with stroke
28.6% for patients with heart disease
39.4% for patients with diabetes
*Click here to read the entire study.

These are significant savings! And this is not the first study to show savings in medical expenses associated with keeping gums healthy. Remember signs of gum disease include bleeding/puffy gums, gums that look red and inflamed, and chronic bad breath. It can be prevented and treated with good oral care at home and keeping up with regularly scheduled cleanings and maintenance. Spring is the perfect time to get back on track so don’t wait! Click here to schedule at one of our conveniently located offices. Click here to learn more about how we view overall wellness and it’s relation to oral health.

Credit: 2014 White Paper: The Missing Piece to Overall Health and Lower Medical Costs
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SHOW YOUR SMILE SOME LOVE! (family dental xenia)

by Lee Anne Austria on February 14, 2019 , Comments Off on SHOW YOUR SMILE SOME LOVE! (family dental xenia)

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That chocolate candy, conversation heart obsessed mid-winter holiday is here…yes, Valentine’s Day is once again upon us! A day celebrating love has turned into a major celebration. In fact, it is now the third largest consumer holiday in the United States! Hallmark thanks you very much. Here are some fun facts:
– $20.7 B (yes, that’s billion): Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2019.
– $161.96 – Average amount Valentine’s Day enthusiasts will spend in 2019.
– $100.00 – Average cost of a Valentine’s dinner out.
– $6.94 – Average amount spent by Americans on Valentine’s Day gifts for pets.
– 53% of women say they would break up with their significant other if they got nothing for Valentine’s Day.
– 15% of Americans plan to buy themselves a present on Valentine’s Day.
– 9 million marriage proposals will be made on Valentine’s Day this year.
With all of that being said, we can help you fall in love with your SMILE!
-Want to make your smile brighter and whiter? We offer KoR™ Whitening – the latest in whitening technology and a simple and effective way to get the pearly whites you’ve always wanted.
-Are you experiencing mouth pain? It’s not a good idea to ignore it. Broken teeth can cause misalignment in your bite, make chewing difficult, and can be unattractive. We can help with crowns, bridges, implants, and other options to give you a better smile and more confidence.
-How about improving your overall health? We can’t emphasize it enough…studies show that people who regularly care for their teeth have better health… in fact, that is the theme of our practice: Complete Health Dentistry. We not only care for your teeth, we care for YOU and your overall health.
Why wait? We have three conveniently located offices and quick and easy online scheduling. Let us help you LOVE your smile and improve your health – it’s the best gift you can give yourself!
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NEW YEAR NEW SMILE! greene county ohio dentist

by Lee Anne Austria on January 29, 2019 , Comments Off on NEW YEAR NEW SMILE! greene county ohio dentist

(greene county ohio dentist) Brilliant Smiles was created to create beautiful smiles. Because we know every patient is special, it is our goal to help you experience the wonderful benefits of an attractive and healthy smile. Strong, good-looking teeth enable you to look healthier, eat better, and feel more confident about yourself.

At Brilliant Smiles, we excel at helping people achieve their goals for good oral health. Whether you are being seen for a professional cleaning and exam or want to discuss treatment options from orthodontics to dental implants, and even sleep apnea therapy, our years of experience along with continuous training and education allow us to help you achieve the smile you deserve.

Our mission is to create a warm, friendly, and professional environment that provides the highest quality of dental care available. Our staff is highly trained in the latest dental techniques and we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our patients.

Visit DrAustria.com to learn more about our practice and the services we provide including our cost-saving membership plan for patients without dental insurance.

Start the brand new year with a brand new smile. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to create a brilliant, healthy smile that will last a lifetime! To conveniently schedule online, click here.

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VAPING: A SMOKE SCREEN FOR THE DANGERS OF NICOTINE (family dentist near me)

by Lee Anne Austria on October 15, 2018 , Comments Off on VAPING: A SMOKE SCREEN FOR THE DANGERS OF NICOTINE (family dentist near me)

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If you have been paying attention to the news lately, or spend any time around teenagers, you probably have heard the term “vaping.”  Kids often call it “Juuling”, referring to Juul – the top-selling brand of e-cigarettes in this country.

No matter what it is called, in September of this year, the FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb declared it an epidemic for minors.  He issued a stern warning to five of the largest manufacturers of e-cigarettes stating they will have 60 days to come up with a plan to reverse under-age use of their e-cigarettes or risk having the insidious flavored products pulled from the market.  These companies include Juul, Vuse, Blu, MarkTen XL, and Logic brands.  Popular e-cigarette flavors among teenagers include fruit medley, crème brulee, and cool mint.

This is a big change from the agency’s tone on e-cigarettes.  The FDA previously considered e-cigarettes to be a tool to help wean adult smokers off of traditional cigarettes even though it has not been proven to actually help.  The FDA admitted that the agency failed to predict the current epidemic which they believe is being driven by the flavored products.

Here is what Gottlieb said in his announcement:  “E-cigs have become an almost ubiquitous – and dangerous – trend among teens.  The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we’re seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end.  It’s simply not tolerable.  I’ll be clear.  The FDA won’t tolerate a whole generation of young people becoming addicted to nicotine as a tradeoff for enabling adults to have unfettered access to these same products.”

A statement from Juul, based in San Francisco and commanding over 60% of the e-cigarette market, stated that it is working to prevent underage use of its products but at the same time stated that flavors can help adult smokers quit traditional cigarettes.  A representative from the company insisted they never intentionally marketed to teens.  But in an ingenious marketing ploy, Juul created an e-cigarette resembling a flash-drive, something that students often use in school.

Supporters of e-cigarettes argue that users inhale far fewer toxic chemicals than with traditional cigarettes.  Critics point out that many e-cigarette pods contain higher levels of nicotine which is addictive, as well as the fact that an entire younger generation has been introduced to nicotine-based products.  U.S. officials say teenage use of e-cigarettes has reached “epidemic” levels and that as many as one-third of young people who use the products begin smoking traditional cigarettes within a year.  As health professionals, we support the FDA’s decision to crack down on the manufacturers of these devices.

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Sources:  dentalinsurancestore.com/news-articles/dental-wire

cbsnews.com

The Associated Press

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WEAR WHITE YEAR ROUND! (xenia ohio general dentist)

by Lee Anne Austria on September 17, 2018 , Comments Off on WEAR WHITE YEAR ROUND! (xenia ohio general dentist)

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Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and we are committed to helping our patients achieve the brightest and best-looking smile ever! KoR Whitening is a superior method of whitening teeth and we are excited to have it available for our patients.

The KoR Whitening System works by restoring the teeth’s youthful ability to absorb oxygen. The oxygen from the whitening gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving and removing stain molecules. Unlike other whitening methods, with easy periodic home maintenance, KoR Whitening delivers long-lasting results. Sometimes, it is possible to experience pain and sensitivity during whitening treatments. KoR utilizes a whitening gel that, in most cases, produces little or no sensitivity. As a result, most patients have no discomfort when using this system.

The ideal age to begin whitening teeth is about 14 because the permanent teeth are usually all in place by that age. The younger the teeth are the more they whiten. However, KoR Whitening rejuvenates older teeth back to their youthful ability to whiten, even if you are a senior citizen! KoR Whitening lightens teeth dramatically up to 16 shades or more…even teeth stained by antibiotics (such as tetracycline) will be whitened significantly! If you are afraid your teeth will look too white or unnatural, fear not! Real teeth don’t look unnatural, they just look amazingly white. With Kor Whitening, you will get the perfect shade for you. Like most of us, you probably enjoy beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine and you may be worried that they could affect your teeth after whitening. With the easy home maintenance provided included with Kor, these staining beverages will have no effect on the long term brilliant color of your teeth.

So if you want to turn heads with a whiter, brighter, and overall stunning smile, look no further than Brilliant Smiles. Contact us today! To learn more about us “like” us on Facebook…you’ll be glad you did because we are VERY social…you might even win a prize! (Hint: It’s a gift card!)

(Content Credit: FAQ – KoR Whitening)
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WE WANT YOU! (affordable dentist xenia)

by Lee Anne Austria on August 2, 2018 , Comments Off on WE WANT YOU! (affordable dentist xenia)

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For the past 30 years, Dr. Austria and his team have been committed to guiding our patients to optimal oral health and wellness in a gentle and comforting environment. We treat patients of all ages and provide services that range from routine professional cleanings and simple fillings to the most comprehensive care, including:
Dental Implants
Invisalign and Orthodontics
– Sleep Disordered Breathing Assessment
– Tooth Replacement
– Cosmetic Dentistry
– Emergency Dental Care

Over the last several years, our focus has incorporated what we call “Complete Health Dentistry”, a philosophy that has led us to become advocates for your overall health and wellness. In our practice today, you will get a team of excellent clinicians and dedicated dentists; all who want to see you live healthier and have a better quality of life.

We are accepting new patients…contact us today to schedule your appointment and visit us on Facebook to learn more about our practice.

 

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BED PARTNER BLUES affordable dentist xenia

by Lee Anne Austria on July 10, 2018 , Comments Off on BED PARTNER BLUES affordable dentist xenia

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Are you constantly being awakened in the middle of the night by a partner who snores? Does he or she wonder why you’re in such a bad mood due to lack of a good night’s sleep? If you bed partner snores, it could be affecting not only their life, but your life more than you think. Sleep deprivation can become a serious issue and many times, your bed partner will deny the problem or simply overlook it.

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA…What is it? Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. Even though this process can happen hundreds of times each night, most people are not conscientiously aware it’s happening. Over time, however, symptoms can begin to manifest themselves affecting daily life and health. Some of these symptoms include fatigue, aches and pains, depression, and memory loss. Sleep apnea doesn’t only affect the person who is afflicted, it can have negative consequences on their partner…they are being deprived of sleep as well!

Here are 10 signs you or your partner may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea:
– Daytime Sleepiness
– Snoring
– Depression
– Forgetfulness
– Morning Headaches
– Not feeling refreshed in the morning
– Gasping
– Energy Loss
– Memory Loss
– Grinding teeth at night

TREATMENT
Your dentist can help! There is ample evidence supporting the effectiveness of oral appliances. This custom designed “mouthpiece” fits over teeth and is designed by a licensed dentist who has advanced training in dental sleep medicine. The orthotic device gently realigns the tongue and jaw to create an open airway and allow normal air flow to the lungs during sleep. There are many benefits to oral appliances!
They are:
– Covered by most medical insurances
– Easy to use and comfortable to wear
– Portable
– Easier to use than CPAP
They can:
– Help achieve better sleep
– Help improve daytime functioning
– Help achieve less snoring
– Help improve the sleep of bed partner

CONCERNED? Take the test here

If you scored greater than 10 contact us!

Treatment is simple and can be completed in a few appointments.*

WE CAN HELP!

(*The only way to be sure you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea is to have a sleep study completed at home or at a qualified sleep center. A score of 10 or greater on the quiz indicates pathological sleepiness)

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#COOL MOMS (PLUS A SPECIAL OFFER!) (xenia dentist xenia cosmetic dentistry)

by Lee Anne Austria on May 1, 2018 , Comments Off on #COOL MOMS (PLUS A SPECIAL OFFER!) (xenia dentist xenia cosmetic dentistry)

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Moms are the best!   If you are a Mom, you know that there’s not always time to focus on yourself and your health.  So with Mother’s Day just around the corner we thought we would take a moment to suggest some easy ways (no Botox or plastic surgery involved) to brighten up your look, take care of your oral health, and keep everyone guessing about your age.

  • Get rid of those old dark fillings:  Modern, non-toxic tooth-colored restorations are a great investment.  Not only will you look younger, these fabulous composite fillings are less likely to break and crack so so you’ll be better protected against damage and decay in the years to come.
  • Treat yourself to whitening:  As we age, teeth tend to darken naturally, although “adult” beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine can speed up the process.  Whitening is one of the fastest and easiest ways to bring that youthful glow back to your smile.
  • Consider veneersAre your teeth chipped, stained, cracked, misshapen or all of the above?  Dental veneers can give you the flawless smile you’ve always wanted.  And a flawless smile exudes radiance and confidence. Veneers are thin porcelain coverings that fit perfectly over teeth and can completely transform a smile in just a few visits.
  • Straighten things up:  Even if your teeth are naturally straight, shifting can occur after years of biting, chewing, and grinding.  Facial muscles can also change over time which can lead to crookedness.  Invisalign™ Orthodontics is a fantastic way to fix these issues without wires and metal in as little as 10 weeks!
  • Missing some teeth?  Tooth loss is never fun and can make you feel and look older.  Dental implants are simply amazing.  Not only can they keep your smile and the structure of your mouth intact, they can help you eat, speak, and smile more naturally.  Gaps in the mouth due to missing teeth will cause the existing teeth to move in order to fill the gaps, and can result in a poor bite and a crooked smile.  Also, missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw which can give the face that dreaded sunken-in appearance.  Implants can help keep the bone structure in place while keeping your teeth strong and healthy.

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry can dramatically improve your smile leading to more confidence and a better quality of life.  And contact us for a special Mothers Day offer!  (Hint:  It’s an amazing offer on KoR Whitening!)  We wish all of you remarkable moms out there a beautiful Mothers Day filled with family and fun!

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